Hi there. I bought a house, and we noticed we had problems with
draftiness from the front door. I bought new seals, and as I was
installing them I saw the root cause of the problem: The front door
hung about a 1/4" to far forward. The result is that on the hinge
side of the door, the seal is being compressed to much, and eventually
fails. The compression also pushes the far side of the door away from
the seals, so that when it gets cold, the magnets on the seal won't
grip. That was last winter.
I now have to move my hinges back about 1/4". What I'm afraid of is
that to do that, I would have to drill the new mounting holes very
close to the old mounting holes, an I'm worried this may cause a
failure (door is heavy). I could fill the original mounting holes
with something, but I'm at a loss as to what to use (white glue
shrinks, putty's to weak, maybe epoxy?). The other option is to
replace the actual door frame, but I'd like to avoid that.
Anyway, just looking for any advice anyone who might have done
something like this in the past.